Richard Wagner, just like plenty other worldwide renowned literates and artists, was drawn to Venice, which is why he used to stay here for long periods of time. His love affair with Venice led him to rent the entire mezzanine of Palazzo Vendramin Calergi where he used to stay together with his family. Wagner also died in Venice in 1883, ending thus a life of tremendous creative effervescence.

The Wagner Museum opened no sooner than 1995, in the very Palazzo Vendramin Calergi, sharing the venue with the reputed Casino di Venezia. It is managed by Associazione Richard Wagner di Venezia which conducts an intense activity in view of promoting the heritage of Wagner, by means of exhibits, concerts, publications and conferences, often in collaboration with sundry other cultural institutions of Venice (such as Teatro La Fenice) and with Casino di Venezia. The opening hours of the museum are quite limited, and reservations are recommendable for tourists who want to learn a bit about the life (and death) of the great Richard Wagner.

Wagner Museum (Museo Wagner)
Palazzo Vendramin Calergi, 2040, Cannaregio, 30121, Venice, Italy
[email protected]
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